Private Alternatives Systems Engineer

The Private Alternatives Infrastructure Department is responsible for delivering state of the art technology solutions that are designed to create efficiency, mitigate risk and grow revenue for the Private Alternatives business channel. Private Alternatives strategies include Middle Market Direct Lending, US/European Real Estate Debt and Opportunistic Lending. The Private Alternative Infrastructure group collaborates closely with investment business heads to develop plans in line with business objectives.


This role will support planning, engineering, and implementing a broad base of global infrastructure monitoring, data aggregation, and performance management technical analysis and optimization across the technology infrastructure

Describe the applications and business or enterprise functions the role supports:

Private Alternative Infrastructure team implements, configures, tests, customizes vendor software and builds/enhances proprietary investment technology software

The key job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Candidate is expected to provide direction and recommendations based on established policy and business requirements, as well as, collaborate with peer groups to identify scope and implementation approach for the infrastructure, including vendor systems
  • Candidate is expected to actively participate in the day-to-day technical tasks as well as participate in 2nd/3rd level and on-call support for internal, as well as, vendor systems
  • Candidate will communicate and promote departmental infrastructure strategies
  • Work with 3rd party vendors and internal support in collaboration with the PAI team for the support of existing and new system platforms including DealCloud, Allvue/Black Mountain, Sentry, Atlas Technologies, Chronograph and Microsoft PowerBI. This includes working with the team on developing roll-out plans to ensure adoption of the infrastructure with focus on end business value

What makes this role unique or interesting?

Private Alternatives is one of the fastest growing segments of wealth management. This role offers candidates the ability to design, build and link technology solutions that don’t exist in the marketplace

What is the professional development value of this role, i.e. what learning and professional growth does the role offer the candidate?

As a member of the Infrastructure team at AB, you will work with a group of talented individuals in a highly team-oriented environment on next generation technology for multiple investment teams in Private Alternatives

Job Qualifications (The ideal candidate should have the following):

  • Fundamental understanding of IT infrastructure components including cybersecurity (proxy, authentication technologies, SAML, LDAP, TACACS, RADIUS), network and system monitoring protocols (SNMP, syslog, ICMP, WMI, perfmon)
  • Expertise in Python (including creation of modules), Azure cloud infrastructure, SQL Server, Docker, Kubernetes, scripting and automation (Python, Perl, Shell, PowerShell, Java, etc.)
  • Experience with the full range of data infrastructure and tools from Databricks to Power BI
  • Experience with Agile project management methodology
  • A self-directed individual with a can-do attitude, willing to work in an energetic, fast-paced environment, proactive in nature, and a proven ability to resolve issues with minimal supervision
  • Strong ability to multi-task and manage time and priorities under pressure while meeting deadlines

Qualifications, Experience, Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience as a core technologist with the above


  • Demonstrated record of core IT engineering
  • Excellent US English communication skills including writing and technical documentation
  • Exposure to BI solutions like Tableau and/or Power BI is a huge plus
  • Experience with Agile project management methodology

Location: Nashville, TN